Trained and experienced teachers lead each class of 18 students in the 4-year-old’s class.
Tuition for the Pre-K Program is $2,800 (4 payments of $700).
Our longer Mondays and Wednesdays allow us to go more in-depth developing kindergarten readiness skills. The class includes science experiments: weighing items on a scale and comparing; sink and float experiments; planting seeds; estimating how far popcorn will pop.We always have several literacy activities: creating a class story; doing a letter of the day poster; using some “Handwriting Without Tears” projects; and of course, at least one book! The art projects include some more involved work, such as upside-down drawing, marble and golf ball painting, finger painting with scent and texture – all to promote creativity and exercise small motor muscles. Creative drama or musical activities are part of our day. We use this time to help the children prepare for all day kindergarten.
Extra outside playtime is added to encourage large motor skills use. If the weather does not cooperate, we use the parachute or create an obstacle course inside!
The excitement of bringing lunch from home and eating at school is contagious! We emphasize washing hands and waiting to eat after our prayer. Learning to open lunch boxes and containers is a big step. We chart the fruits and vegetables we bring each week to promote healthy eating habits; it’s enlightening to see what our friends bring!
After lunch, we offer favorite free play activities (bowling, board games, special Legos, just to name a few). We recognize that many children need some “down time” after eating, so books and puzzles are available.
Be aware that the first few Extended Days may be tiring; we see some droopy eyes about 1:30 during story time! Our routine includes many bathroom reminders, especially after lunch.
We know the children are excited about staying when they say, “I hope today is a lunch day!”